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Hand-drawn DIY Stencil 


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Hand-drawn DIY Stencil 

Written By: Nicholas Petrizzio 


• Razor blade (1) 

• Sharpie (1) 

• Scrap material (scrap) 

something you don't need: will be drawn on. 


It's easy to make quick handmade stencils using items you have lying around. I'll show you 
how to reuse cardstock destined for the recycling bin and turn it into something unique, 
useful and personally expressive. 

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Hand-drawn DIY Stencil 

• Gather your supplies. (No, my PSP 
is not one, I just needed to charge 
it.) I used a marker and some 
recycled cards. You can use any 
card stock you have around. 

Step 2 

• Start the design. I drew the characters I wanted to use as a stencil with marker. 

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Hand-drawn DIY Stencil 

• Decide if you are OK with the 
design. I gave mine a thumbs up! 

Step 4 

• Cut the design out using a sharp 
tool. An X-Acto knife or boxcutter 
should work (even a bare razor 
blade like I used). 

• To knock out the cuts, just 
push through on the back of 
the template with the razor blade to 
knock it out. You're done. 

You can print your newly made template with paint or other materials 

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